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  • Keep the contest as it is, with a theme each month.

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Thread: Suggest 2017 Monthly ATC Contest Themes

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    Arrow Suggest 2017 Monthly ATC Contest Themes

    It's that time again! Time to provide a list of your favorite ATC themes for the monthly contests in 2017!

    Themes that work best are those that a lot of artists would enjoy doing...you can look through the contests of previous years to see the kinds of themes that attract the most participants. Themes should be doable in any kind of ATC medium: HD, HP, collage, digital, mixed media, fabric, etc.

    I'll get the ball rolling with some themes of my own.

    Dogs
    Winter scenes
    Mollusks
    Rocketships
    Cartoon Humor
    Black & White
    At the Zoo
    Steampunk Sealife


    You'll have until November 24th to list your theme ideas. Then I'll compile a voting list from those that seem the most suitable for the contest.

    Also, I've a poll attached to see what you think about trying something new for a couple of the months. Vote if you will

    Put on your thinking caps, poke your muse, and give us some great ideas!

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    black and white
    purple
    portraits
    a certain time and place (ie 1960s, the Renaissance, Tudor England)
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    Great start Cynthia, thanks!

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    Mainly orange and turquoise
    Victorian period theme
    queens
    dogs
    bicycles

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    Flowers
    Trees
    Birds
    Whimsical

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    We're rolling now!! Keep 'em coming

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    Okay. Let's see what I can come with.

    Dogs
    Winged Creatures
    Doors
    Windows
    Gardens
    Feathers
    Beetles - as in the bug not the group lol!
    Classic Cars
    Vintage Volkswagon Campers - the kind the hippies use to paint peace signs on.
    Wild Things
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    Just a few more. Sorry. Too much coffee today.

    Minimalism
    Wabi Sabi - it is the Japanese way of looking at the beauty of things that are imperfect and decaying such as, collapsed barns, weathered wood, cracked pottery, vintage or antique items. Lots of examples on pinterest.
    Out of Place
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    Seahorses
    insects
    honey bees
    birds
    maps
    queens
    Saints

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    Fairies, protraits, dragons? I'm not sure tbh. XD

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    Elephants
    Vintage
    Black and white plus one color
    Ocean life
    Nautical
    Mandalas
    Portraits
    Personified animals
    Fruit
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    Postage stamp heads on people
    Bird people (people with birds heads)
    Songs
    Animals of your country
    Embellished vintage photos

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    Zinnias
    Topiaries
    Trees
    Dryads
    Sweets (cupcakes, confectionaries, etc.)
    Bees
    Tea themed
    Wine themed
    Coffee themed

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    Childhood
    The Future
    Emotions
    Colour Study (any colour)
    Meditation

    I like black & white, mandalas, portraits and the zoo themes!

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    And I love the postage stamp people idea!

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    Alien sci-fi objects
    Bad 1950s sci-fi
    Noir characters
    Art is a demanding Mistress.

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    skulls
    celestial themes
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    Monsters!!
    Tentatively getting back in this art pool...

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    Angels
    Butterflies
    Hearts
    Coloring page
    mandalas
    turtles
    zentangles
    monochromatic
    postage stamps
    music
    abstract
    fish
    birds
    crosses
    Ugly Sweaters
    whimsical creatures
    flowers
    owls
    moonglow

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    I kind of like the idea of dedicating a particular month to a particular medium. Even better, I would LOVE if people submitted in a particular theme in all mediums, but we could know in what medium each piece was created.
    Having fun in October on the Inktober Challenge! Stop in the thread & visit!

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